DPL Book Clubs - 2013 Schedule
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Downtown Bookies Book Club
Second Tuesday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. Rockwell Room - Level 4. Fiction and nonfiction discussion. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.
|January 8||The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler|
|February 12||The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt|
|March 12||Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout|
|April 9||The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach|
|May 14||Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman|
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
PLEASE NOTE: June meeting moved to the Gates Room - Level 5.
|July 9||East of Eden by John Steinbeck|
|August 13||A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore|
|September 10||The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes|
|October 8||The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe|
|November 12||Meeting to select next year's titles|
|December 10||The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison|
|January 14||Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote|
|February 11||A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow|
|March 11||Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan|
|April 8||The Dog Stars: A Novel by Peter Heller|
|May 13||Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara|
|June 10||Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain|
|July 8||Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond|
|August 12||Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson|
|September 9||Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen|
|October 14||Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson|
| November 18
|Meeting to select 2015 titles.|
| December 9
||The Lowland: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri|
Burnham Hoyt Room's Thursday Afternoon Book Group
Second Thursday of each month, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Level One Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room. Everyone welcome, no registration necessary.
|January 10||Room by Emma Donoghue|
|February 14||House of Stone: Saga of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East by Anthony Shadid|
|March 14||The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson|
|April 11||Native Son by Richard Wright|
|May 9||In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George|
|June 13||The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian|
|July 11||The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph E. Stiglitz|
|August 8||The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender|
|September 12||The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz|
|October 10||East of Denver by Gregory Hill|
|November 14||Holes by Louis Sachar|
|December 12||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson|
Bear Valley Mystery Book Club
Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8 p.m. except November and December. Add a little more MYSTERY to your life. Join us for refreshments, lively discussion, share your favorite titles and authors, catch up on new releases and other MYSTERY news. Contact Bobbi Jones at 720-865-0975 or email@example.com for more information.
|January 23||Desperado: A Mile High Noir by Manuel Ramos|
|February 27||Red Wolf by Liza Marklund|
|March 27||In the Woods by Tana French|
|April 24||Compound Fractures by Stephen White|
|May 22||Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger|
|June 26||The Black Box by Michael Connelly|
|July 24||The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Featuring a viewing of the film: The Moonstone at 5 p.m.
|August 28||Dissolution by C.J. Sansom|
|September 25||The Stonecutter by Camilla Läckberg|
|October 23||How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny|
| November 20
|The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson|
| December 18
|Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton
Annual book exchange. Bring a gift-wrapped used book to give away.
Saturday Morning Book Club
Second Saturday every other month, 10 - 11 a.m. Start your weekend by joining us for a cup of coffee and a lively discussion.
|January 11||The Bride's House by Sandra Dallas|
|March 8||My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor|
|May 10||The Book Thief by Markus Zusak|
|July 12||The Healing: A Novel by Jonathan Odell|
|September 13||In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner|
|November 8||Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto|
Thursday Evening Book Club
Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:45 - 8 p.m. except where noted. This was formerly known as the Monday Evening Book Club.
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
PLEASE NOTE: Meeting at the Eugene Field Branch Library due to University Hills renovation closure.
|February 28||The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway|
|March 28||Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell|
|April 25||This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett|
|May 23||True Sisters by Sandra Dallas|
|June 27||Star Island by Carl Hiaasen|
|July 25||Still Life by Louise Penny|
|August 22||Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn|
|September 26||Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell|
|October 24||Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood|
|November 21||Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems by Billy Collins|
Books ‘N Brown Bag Book Club
First Friday of each month, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
| January 10
|My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
PLEASE NOTE: Date change due to the holiday.
|February 7||The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert|
|March 7||In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson|
|April 4||Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese|
|May 2||Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain|
|June 6||The Book of Unholy Mischief: A Novel by Elle Newmark|
|July 11||Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia by Carmen Bin Laden|
|August 1||The Dovekeepers: A Novel by Alice Hoffman|
|September 5||Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young English Woman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French|
|October 3||The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs|
|November 7||Krakatoa the Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester|
|December 18||The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey|
First and third Thursdays of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Do you find yourself asking people about what they are reading? Do you love talking to people about books, poems, and essays? Then this is the group for you! We'll share tea, snacks and talk about what each of us is reading these days. Just sit and listen — or share!
Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club
Fourth Saturday of each month, 1 – 3 p.m., Basement Community Room. We welcome any book lover interested in reading English-language works by Latina and Latino authors. For more information on the book club titles, visit the Las Comadres Para Las Americas website.
We Love a Mystery Book Club
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
|February 20||Haunted Ground by Erin Hart|
|March 20||Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel by Robert Crais|
|April 17||Dissolution: A Novel of Tudor England by C.J. Sansom|
|May 15||Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger|
|June 19||The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen|
|July 17||A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller|
|August 21||The Yard by Alex Grecian|
|September 18||Gone Missing by Linda Castillo|
|October 16||Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason|
|November 20||Gone by Mo Hayder|
|December||No meeting. Enjoy the holidays.|